- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Entertainment Weekly - 12/4/98, p.107
"Loggins delivers an unpretentious and handsomely produced Christmas album. The song set, woven into a suite....[is] a guilty pleasure." - Rating: B
- 1.Walking In The Air
- 2.The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
- 3.The Bells Of Christmas
- 4.Coventry Carol
- 5.Christmas Time Is Here
- 6.Angels In The Snow
- 7.White Christmas
- 8.Some Children See Him
- 9.On Christmas Morning
- 10.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Personnel includes: Kenny Loggins (vocals, guitar); David Crosby, Graham Nash (vocals); Dean Parks (guitar); Novi Novog, Rogin Lorentz, Stephanie Fife (strings); David Darling (cello); Kate Price (hammered dulcimer, background vocals); Jon Clarke (flute, recorder, oboe, English horn); R. Carlos Nakai (Native American flute); Norton Buffalo (harmonica); Everette Harp (tenor saxophone, electronic wind instrument); Joseph Meyer (French horn); Peter Kater (piano, synthesizer); Jai Winding (keyboards, synthesizer); Larry Tuttle (acoustic bass); Larry Klein, Jimmy Johnson (bass); Russell Kunkel (drums); Peter Asher, Michael Fisher, Geoffrey Gordon (percussion); Raymond Cham, Marc Mann (programming); Kazu Matsui (shakuhachi); Mervyn Warren (background vocals).
Producers: Peter Asher, Kenny Loggins, Peter Kater.
Engineers include: Nathaniel Kunkel, Tony Shepperd, Peter Kater.
Includes liner notes by Kenny Loggins.
Those who fell prey to the soft, seductive harmonies and folk-pop stylings of Loggins & Messina in the '70s couldn't help but follow Loggins through a career that included hit soundtrack tunes ("Footloose"), successful stabs at Michael McDonald-style funk-pop ("This is It") and collaborations with the likes of Stevie Nicks ("Whenever I Call You Friend"). It's unsurprising then that a musical wanderer like Loggins would venture into the sometimes treacherous waters of Christmas music. In the '90s, Loggin's music began to take on a spiritually inclined, almost New Agey (without the meandering piano) feel, so hearing him tackle Yuletide fare like "Christmas Time is Here" (yes, the Peanuts song) and the perennial "White Christmas" isn't such a stretch. DECEMBER finds him more than up to the task of finding a place for his distinctive vocal style in the holiday tradition.